Art & Culture

Men like us: a review of The Two Popes film

Beneath the caricatures, Ronnie Convery discovers a thoughtful portrayal of two ordinary men trying their best.

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Editorial

Editorial: 10th January 2020

Welcome to edition two of Adamah, the new online journal aimed at stimulating thought and reflection on life’s big – and not so big – issues. Christmas has lit up the last month both in expectation and celebration and the feast’s secular cousin, the New Year, is upon us with, ironically, a very Christian call […]

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Social Issues

We can disagree well: an unlikely friendship in Westminster

Zoë Dukoff-Gordon argues that fundamental differences in opinion need not stop you respecting – and learning from – people with contrary views.

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FamilyHistoryThought-provoking

What is the purpose of education?

If we want educational reform to achieve its goal, we need to know why we are educating our children, Roy Peachey argues.

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Art & CultureSocial Issues

Between the lines: is a non-feminist approach to Jane Austen possible?

TV and film adaptations of Jane Austen novels either descend into rom-coms or recreate her characters as modern feminist icons. But Bianca Costa Sales proposes an alternative approach.

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Social IssuesThought-provoking

An atlas of agony: the persecution of minorities today

In the western world we take for granted the freedom to practise – or to refuse to practise – religious belief. But as Benedict Rogers explains, in many parts of the planet, such freedom cannot be taken for granted.

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Art & CultureThought-provoking

Grief

The little boy
inside
wants to cry
but I won’t let him

A poem by Peter McCrudden Convery

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FamilyLifestyle

A mum on the move: diary of a new life 

What’s it like to pack your life up into cardboard boxes and move across the sea? A new diary, beginning today, by Glose Jeanjean charts the challenges of taking her family towards a new life in another land.

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Art & Culture

Nativity

There was no room but each excuse had its own space,
Every negation required its own dimensions.
Comfort of course demands numerous metres squared,

A poem by Joseph Evans

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Social IssuesThought-provoking

A refugee’s Christmas

At Christmas, along with the merriment, it can help to focus on one very specific refugee family: that of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Juliette Flach considers the modern day relevance of the Christmas story.

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